Rocky Mountain Power takes third in annual SEPA solar rankings

Published on May 04, 2017 by Daily Energy Insider Reports

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) recently named Rocky Mountain Power to its annual Top 10 utility industry lists that connected the most solar or the most storage to the grid in 2016.

Rocky Mountain Power ranked third for annual megawatts with 760 megawatts (MW) installed in 2016.
The company placed sixth for annual watts per-customer with 846 watts. The company previously made SEPA’s Top 10 in 2015.

“Rocky Mountain Power is grateful for SEPA’s recognition of the level of solar development that has been connected to Rocky Mountain Power’s system,” Gary Hoogeveen, senior vice president and chief financial officer, said. “We applaud the growth of solar in the community in general and the specific efforts of our employees to bring these projects on line. This increase in new solar will help Rocky Mountain Power meet our customers’ growing desire for more renewable energy.”

Awards are given for top 10 utilities for most new solar megawatts and most new watts per customer and top 10 utilities for most new storage megawatts and most watts per customer.

“One of the reasons we started the Utility Solar Top 10 lists back in 2007 was to highlight the key, but often unrecognized role utilities were taking in putting new solar on the grid,” SEPA President and CEO Julia Hamm said. “At this pivotal moment in the U.S. energy transition, the industry leaders on this year’s Top 10 lists – such as Rocky Mountain Power – will continue to be critical to the growth of solar, storage and other distributed energy resources on the grid.”